I go back and forth between picking a pattern to match my fabric and picking fabric to match my pattern. I usually go with the latter, but sometimes it’s fun to have the fabric first and find a pattern that fits.
That brings us to KnitFix! I got one back in December and told myself I could get another one once I’d used all the different fabrics (it comes with 6 surprise 2-yard knit cuts and it’s a really fun way to try new knits that you wouldn’t necessarily pick out yourself… kinda like Stitch Fix for sewing!). Well, it’s been 6 months… and I still have two that I haven’t used from that December fix so I finally gave in and got a second one. :) And to be fair, I do have plans for the last two… I just need to execute them :) So here’s what I got!
No idea what to do with the weird pink & brown print one. The card says it’s a floral, but I’m not really sure that’s what I’d call it lol The rest, though, I love.
So anyway, I immediately thought of this pin when I saw the red stripe fabric so naturally I had to recreate it right away. Here’s what I came up with:
I used the scoop neck Union St. Tee pattern for the top… I chopped the pattern at the waist and added a ruffle/peplum piece from there.
I have to say, though… my first go around, my pattern matching was perfect. Ugh, I miss that pattern matching. But when I tried it on it was like a bag… way too big! So I took it in on the sides and totally messed up my stripes :/
The back is also a little wonky… not sure what happened there… but overall I love it! It’s so comfy and fun.
(worn here with my Ginger Jeans)
So… any ideas for what I should do with the rest of my KnitFix??
Oh and BTW, have you seen the latest pattern from Hey June… the Biscayne Blouse… very cute!
Until next time,